I've been working on my next story...and I've also been procrastinating by trying to learn how to be a better writer. My focus lately has been on story structure and plotting.
The next tale is going to be a tighter read, hopefully, and at least half the length of Phoenix.
One of the writers I was listening to on a podcast said that you need to write a million practice words before you start to get decent at this writing thing.
I better get back to the keyboard.